Savvy Septic Program


The Savvy Septic Program is your one-stop-shop for financing options, incentives, and education to help you maintain a healthy septic system. Rebates, grants, and low-interest loans are available to help keep your system functioning properly. The program also offers free homeowner workshops on septic maintenance.

Septic Care Workshops

The Savvy Septic Program Offers:

  • Rebates for septic system inspection and riser installation
  • Grants for qualifying low-income homeowners for system maintenance and repairs
  • Free maintenance workshops to help residents learn about their septic system and how to take care of it


Snohomish County is home to spectacular marine shorelines, lakes, rivers, and streams that provide recreation, wildlife habitat, food, and natural beauty unique to the Pacific Northwest. Maintaining healthy septic systems is critical for clean water and to protect the health of our aquatic ecosystems, the health and safety of county residents, and the value of your home.

Approximately 75% of Snohomish County's septic systems are 25 years old or older, and many are near bodies of water. By maintaining a clean and healthy septic system, you are helping keep pollution out of the environment and investing in clean water for your family and your community.


In just a few short years, the Savvy Septic Program has delivered significant benefit to County homeowners and the environment. Visit this link to see the one-page infographic summary of program impacts. Click here to view a map of all Savvy Septic incentives from program inception through the second quarter of 2020.